Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly signed a decree that will allow the government to seize property that is not claimed within 30 days. Millions of displaced people could lose the right to their homes as a result.
Vladimir Putin is meeting Merkel outside Berlin on Saturday to discuss Syria, Ukraine and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Angela Merkel. But what can the two seasoned leaders hope to say that they haven't said before?
With more than 200 million people in 130 countries across the globe depending on humanitarian assistance at some point or another last year, the aid bill is big. Is everyone getting what they need?
The Russian government has announced that Syrian refugees could soon return to their homeland. However, the country is still torn by conflict and many of those who fled fear reprisals from the regime of Bashar Assad.
When its wealthy Russian owner suspected of money laundering left the medieval property in disrepair, the state government used a historical preservation ordinance to take charge. Now it's slated for sale and renovation.
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